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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Bertelsen, William
Dates:
1957-1994
bulk 1960-1980
Size:
4.68 Cubic feet (13 letter-size document boxes, 1 VHS tape)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Air Cushion Vehicles Collection consists of materials gathered by William R. Bertelsen and it highlights his interest in, and contributions to, the development of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1960 and 1980, but materials before and after those dates are also present. The collection includes photographs, brochures, reports and proceedings, and a videotape on the topic of ACVs. Bertelsen's notebooks, documenting his research and development of air cushion technologies, constitute the majority of the collection.

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Creators:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014
Dates:
1943 - 2015
Size:
16 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0854
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ralph H. Baer was a German-born ordnance specialist, inventor, and engineer. He was a pioneer of early videogame technology. The papers include autobiographical materials; firearms notes, manuscripts, and photographs; and videogame and television engineering notes, diagrams, schematics, and video documentation.

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United States National Museum. Division of Mechanical Technology
Dates:
circa 1899 and undated
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of registrar cards that document objects acquired in the Division of Mechanical Technology, United States National Museum prior to 1912, when that Division was known as the Division of Technology reporting to the Department of Anthropology. Some of the cards also date to when Mechanical Technology was a section of ...

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Langley, Samuel P, 1834-1906
Dates:
1867-1906
Size:
12.88 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906) was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Apparently, many of Langley's papers were accidentally burned after his death. Langley papers in the Smithsonian are housed in the Smithsonian Archives and the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The Allegheny Observatory holds papers from Langley's ye...

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Odetics, Inc.
Dates:
1973-1986
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0203
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes memoranda, notebooks, drawings, blueprints, photographs, and video cassette tapes related to the design, manufacture of the "first functionoid," Odex I. The documentation for Odex I and general and financial information on Odetics, Inc. consists of numerous publicity releases, photographs, press clippings and magazine artic...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Modjeski and Masters
Dates:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Size:
60 Cubic feet (139 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0976
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Steele, Richard, 1916-1980
Dates:
1948-1963.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, which consists of notebooks, journals, photographs, correspondence, memos, brochures, and technical drawings, is divided into three series: Sketches, Drawing Journals and Tests; Ram Company Materials; and Photographs. The papers were selected from among Mr. Steele's files by his son, Christopher. As a result, the papers included ...

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Creators:
Wyld, James Hart.
Dates:
bulk 1930-1939
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0051
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A collection of items attributed to rocket pioneer James Hart Wyld dating from the 1930s and 1940s. The collection consists of two boxes, with one containing notes and prints attributed to Wyld and the other containing original negatives.

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Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1881-1934
bulk 1905-1915
Size:
5.66 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0074
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection is the result of Major Hammer's passion for amassing material related to aeronautics and technology, and it is arranged into eleven series: articles, clippings, correspondence, drawings and blueprints, leaflets, legislation, minutes, miscellaneous, photographs, programs and publications. Housed in 23 folders, the correspondence is the most comprehensive series, reflecting the original order which grouped the letters into series by topic. Much of the correspondence concerns the planning of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909, and the involvement of Wilbur Wright and Glenn Curtiss. There is also a scrapbook of black and white photographs providing front and side views of specified airplanes. Each page has 3 photos showing different views of the same plane accompanied by a label with additional information. (See written copy for details. Also, please see information written on 8x11 notebook paper.)

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